NSF Funded $6.7 million CyberTraining Program at SDSC, SDSU, and CSUSB
In recognition of the importance of advanced cyberinfrastructure in driving economic competitiveness and security, the National Science Foundation (NSF) initiated a CyberTraining funding challenge to prepare the next generation of professionals able to navigate and utilize CI tools.
An interdisciplinary team of experts led by the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at UC San Diego, San Diego State University (SDSU), and California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) has been awarded $6.7 million to establish a CyberInfrastructure Professionals (CIPs) training program.
The new training program will focus on four main areas: recruitment and training, Science and Engineering (S&E) project matching and mentoring, S&E domain-specific workshops and boot camps, and CyberTraining community outreach. The goal is to develop a highly skilled workforce of CIPs who can help scientists meet their computational needs in a wide range of disciplines.
The NSF CyberTraining grant will enable SDSC, SDSU, and CSUSB to provide training and mentorship to a cohort of CIPs over the next three years. This investment will help ensure that the United States remains at the forefront of scientific innovation and discovery.